File sharing could be legal in Canada

A plan introduced to end the illegal use of file sharing programs in Canada by the Songwriters Association of Canada has been welcomed by some, shot down by others. The plan will set an annual fee of around C$60 for unlimited and legal access to file sharing portals.

The C$5 monthly fee would be automatically added to the bill of all Canadian Internet users.

Basically you are getting all the songs you want for a very small fee, an idea I think is great. Avril Lavigne, among other artists, agrees.

However, the idea has been slammed by Internet service providers (ISP) because they do not want to be the ones who have to harvest a “tax”.

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1 Response to “File sharing could be legal in Canada”


  1. 1 Josh January 7, 2008 at 9.58 pm

    It sounds like a great idea 😛

    should be done here


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